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Lorenzo Velez

Bell Trial: Rizzo Ruled The Roost

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The six current and former officials facing charges of looting the working-class suburb of Bell were actually highly paid puppets ...

Bell City Councilman Testifies About Phantom Agencies In Corruption Hearing

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The disgraced former city manager who once earned $1.5 million a year in salary and benefits was the shot-caller who ran the scand...

A True Populist Revolt in Bell: And It's Not the Tea Partiers

Mona Gable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mona Gable

Compared to the inane rantings of the Tea Partiers we've been hearing, the citizens of Bell actually had legitimate complaints. Bell's top officials were paying themselves like bankers.